Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Smoke Falls of (Cachoeira da Fumaca) Bahia Brazil

The Smoke Falls (Cachoeira da Fumaça) is also famous with another name of “Glass Falls", is located in Bahia, Brazil. This waterfall was discovered in 1960 by a pilot and it was well believed to be the country's highest waterfall until Cachoeira do Araca was in recent times discovered in the Amazon. The waterfall is located in Chapada Diamantina, an attractive region for adventurers, named that way because the tiny water flow is sprayed by the wind before it touches the ground, 380 meters (more than 1000 feet) down from where it first fell. 

However, depending on the season, it can be completely dry. There’re 2 ways to reach it; from above, walking six kilometers from the ecological base placed in the Vale do Capão, or from below, after a three-day trek starting from Lençoís, Chapada's best-known city. 

Smoke Falls is wide popular with adventurers due to the fact that there’re a great many other things to see and do during the trip into visit them. While the taller and more famous Cachoeira da Fumaça in Bahia lives up to its name quite well, this cataract fits its title for an entirely different reason. The power of the falls thundering over the escarpment ensures an almost constant billow of spray soaks the basin surrounding the waterfall. 

At flood stage, the waterfalls are so fierce that it becomes tough to photograph or even reach the waterfall due to the volume of mist in the air. Compound the power of the falls with a very striking shape and we've got a formula for a really impressive waterfall. So to get to the waterfall, the reason few visitors manage to get there, but once you’re there, you’ll understand why it’s worth all the effort.